Rome and Romanization
This assignment gives you the opportunity to practice determining the purpose and function of artifacts in order to create
your interpretation of a specific historical development—Romanization.
Discuss the impact of the process of Romanization on the Roman world. Identify at least two examples of cultural
structures that were patterned across Roman-conquered cities. Cultural structures can include physical features of
Roman-ruled cities, practices, policies, ideas, or any artifact that was used to shape the conquered religions.
Discuss how these structures impacted daily life, which may include politics, economics, or social roles. Describe how and
with what intent these events were “memorialized” or used in the cultural arena.
Step 1: Choose two appropriate sources. At least one source must come from the CSU Online Library. The Academic
Search Complete and eBook Academic Collection databases in the CSU Online Library would be good places to start your
search. If you need additional help with using or locating information in the online library, there are library video tutorials
available on the main page of the online library under the heading “Research Guides.” Resources from outside of the library
should be credible and peer-reviewed and cannot include Wikipedia, Biography.com, History.com, any type of message
board, or other similar encyclopedias.
Step 2: Complete your research. Choose one interesting development that illustrates the main point that you want to make
about your chosen physical structures, practices, or ideas. Gather details about your choice. For example, what types of
buildings were first introduced in Rome, and why were they purposely replicated in other, smaller cities?
Step 3: Draw conclusions from the details you found, and prepare your thesis. A thesis is prepared after you have
completed your research and gathered enough information about the chosen structures. You should sit back to think about
what it means to see the influence on culture. Your thesis statement should offer your reader the overall insight into the use
and impact of the structure on Roman development.
Use the following guidelines to help decide on your thesis.
Ask yourself about how the cultural element (idea, practice, or structure) was shaped by its time period and environment.
Ask yourself how the structure impacted the lives of the people around it, the general public, and the immediately
following period in the history of Rome.
Find the perfect specific example to demonstrate the qualities of the structure you would most like to show.
Step 4: Write your essay. Your essay must be at least 500 words in length. All sources must be referenced and cited
according to APA guidelines.
Be sure to consider the following guidelines in your essay.
The introduction should engage the reader and clearly present the essay’s thesis and summarize the main points that
clarify your point of view. The last sentence of the introductory paragraph should be your specific thesis.
Organization should clearly present points arranged to illustrate your opening thesis. Paragraph order and organization
should clearly present points arranged to illustrate your opening thesis rather than to narrate the chronological story.
Writing should be clear and concise with no spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors.
The number of sources should meet or exceed any expressed assignment requirements, and the sources should be
peer-reviewed or academic in nature. At least one source must be from the CSU Online Library.
APA guidelines should be used for reference entries and in-text citations.
If you need assistance with writing or formatting your essay, there are additional tutorials and webinars available in the
myCSU Student Portal through the Writing Center. All other questions should be directed toward your professor.
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